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Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

"Letter to the Editor"
I don't think, that anyone would argue the fact that health care costs in America are out of control. But, the fact remains that the recently signed into law health care plan, fundamentally raises another question. The plan mandates that the American people buy health care insurance, or be fined, taxed or whatever our socialist democratic party calls it.
James Madison (4th President of the United States) wrote; "In its larger and just meaning, it embraces everything to which a man may attach value, and have a right, and which leaves to everyone else the like advantage. Man has a property in his opinions, and the free communication of them. He has a property of peculiar value in his religious opinions, and the free communication of them. He has a property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person. He has an equal property in the free use of his faculties, and free choice of the objects on which to employ them." James Madison also wrote, "The protection of these faculties is the first object of government."
The word mandate as defined by the dictionary is: An authoritative command; order. Yet, according to President Madison's writings, we have the freedom of choice.
The question is who is right, our "Founding Fathers, " who had the intelligence to write such eloquent documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights, or Obama and his democratic Senate and House leaders? I know who I would pick. How about you?
Obama said once the bill had passes, "This is what change is about." In my view Obama's Health care bill is plain and simple - "socialism."
Obama supporters, in my opinion, must also support a socialist government, the dismantling of the Constitution of the United States and the destruction of America as we know it. What if during the last presidential election they were "mandated" to vote for McCain? They had freedom of choice!

William C. King
Holcombe WI

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